With his fighting status in limbo, Wanderlei Silva remains hopeful he'll get a chance to settle up with Chael Sonnen in the Octagon.
"I think he retired just for now, I think after finishing his suspension, he's gonna (come) back," Silva told Submission Radio. "I hope this fight is gonna happen."
"I think him and [Vitor] Belfort are just the two good fights that have a reason to happen for me."
The pair were slated to fight Jul. 5 at UFC 175 before they each ran afoul of the Nevada State Athleti read news >>
UFC light-heavyweight competitor Wanderlei Silva is convinced that Chael Sonnen will return to the octagon once he finishes his suspension.
Although it would appear that Chael Sonnen's professional career as a Mixed Martial Artist is complete, Wanderlei Silva is still convinced that his longtime nemesis will still weasel his way back to the octagon once he competes his suspension.
"I think he retired just for now, I think after finishing his suspension, he's gonna (come) back," Wand told Submiss read news >>
- 4 months ago
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After many delays, the long-awaited bout between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is finally set for the end of May.
The two fighters have taken shots at each other via the media and Twitter for years. Sonnen has been relentless in building a potential fight with Silva, but there was a time when it appeared the clash would never happen.
But now, the pair are serving as opposing coaches on The Ultimate Fighter, and they'll step in the Octagon on May 31st in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
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Vitor Belfort isn't prepared to say he deserves a shot at Jon Jones' UFC belt, but he does believe he's a much better fit for the fight than Chael Sonnen would have been. read news >>
Jon Jones' head trainer, Greg Jackson, explains why the UFC light heavyweight champion declined to fight Chael Sonnen at the now cancelled UFC 151 event. read news >>
- a year ago
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Chael Sonnen believes that Vitor Belfort will bow out of the UFC 152 fight with Jon Jones, and that he'll be called to step in. read news >>
Chael Sonnen’s lawyer believes his appearance at this weekend’s Metamoris 4 grappling event doesn’t violate the terms of his two-year Nevada State Athletic Commission suspension and is asking for clarification from the commission. Filed under: News, (...) read news >>
Andre Galvao will headline the Metamoris 4 card next Saturday in Los Angeles, but he has no idea who will be on the mat with him.
Chael Sonnen has to deal with the Nevada Athletic Commission and his participation on the grappling match is in jeopardy, so Galvao, a two-time ADCC winner and multiple-time jiu-jitsu world champion, keeps training for any type of opponent.
"I will be there, but I don’t know if Sonnen will fight," Galvao told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday. "I’m not absolutely sure yet. read news >>
With Chael Sonnen's Metamoris 4 super fight in jeopardy due to the possibility of huge fines from the NAC, he reaches out to UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture to take his place.
Metamoris might just be the most anticipated Brazilian Jiu-jitsu events around these days, and with good reason. Their system of submission only super fights give viewers a different perspective on the martial art, rather than the drawn out point systems of traditional tournaments. The next installment, Metamoris 4, takes read news >>
The Nevada State Athletic Commission believes Chael Sonnen’s agreement not to compete in any other jurisdiction during his two-year suspension includes a grappling competition against Andre Galvao at this weekend’s Metamoris 4. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
- 26 days ago
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Don’t expect another Brendan Schaub vs. Roberto "Cyborg" Abreu type of fight when Chael Sonnen steps on the mat.
The former UFC title challenger will make his transition to the grappling world to take on ADCC winner Andre Galvao in a submission-only, 20-minute match at Metamoris 4 on Aug. 9 in Los Angeles. Sonnen’s jiu-jitsu coach doesn’t see a chance that the MMA veteran basically runs for 20 minutes.
"I don’t believe the fight will go that way because Chael refuses to do an ugly fight," Fabian read news >>